PROJECT PROFILES

KEXP Headquarters, a landmarked building reborn as a light-filled global music hub

“KEXP connects people through music. Our goal as architects and designers was to see that connection translated and amplified through physical space. Now, they not only connect with people over the airwaves, but in person via the public gathering space and at a community level by physically connecting the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood with Seattle Center. We felt this was a perfect expression of their ambitions to be not just a radio station but a worldwide community music hub.” — Kyle Gaffney, co-designer of KEXP and co-founder, SkB Architects

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NBC Sports 2016 Summer Olympics Studio case study

Rio de Janeiro was announced as the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics in October 2009, allowing more than five years to plan and build the Olympic venues. However, just five months before the games began, ReSource New Jersey was contracted to work with NBC Sports, HD Studio, and blackwalnut Fabricators on the design, procurement, fabrication, logistics, and installation of the NBC Sports 2016 Summer Olympics Studio.

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Rowan University’s new Holly Pointe Commons designed for accessibility and sustainability

Designed by Erdy McHenry Architecture, the 303,000-square-foot building showcases a modern aesthetic and serpentine-shaped footprint. Standing 75 feet high, Holly Pointe Commons includes a four-story and a seven-story building interconnected by a study bridge. Its façade is constructed of metal panels and Wausau 2250i INvent™ Series windows.

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7 Bryant Park melds curved glass, stainless steel spandrels and transparent openings

That distinct design gesture is complemented by extra-large panels of Solarban 60 on Starphire® low-iron glass, which the architects specified to provide unobstructed park views while mitigating the heating and cooling loads associated with a glass-walled building. Horizontal spandrels finished with stainless steel add another element of texture, reflecting sunlight during the day and colored lights in the evening.

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Royal Hawaiian Center features new Super Sky skylights with finishing by Linetec

The Center’s refreshed exterior seamlessly blends with its lush surroundings, including an added green gathering space for entertainment and cultural programming. On Buildings A and C, designed by Architects Hawaii Ltd. (AHL), skylight systems by Super Sky Products Enterprises, LLC showcase natural light and views. Linetec painted the skylight’s aluminum framing members in a durable, 70 percent PVDF resin-based coating to protecting against the intense sunlight, heavy rains, high humidity and salt spray.

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Lifescapes International completes landscape design for Paradise City

“We understood that the project needed to highlight South Korea’s rich cultural identity, while also attracting international business,” continues Brinkerhoff-Jacobs. “By integrating a diverse range of native plants, we were able to preserve the integrity of the cultural experience, while also bringing the excitement of Las Vegas in a way that would drive tourism and put South Korea on the map for future travel.”

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Springfield Union Station restored with historically accurate Custom Windows by Wausau

The rail station was built in 1926 to replace an earlier station on the site, but closed in 1973, a victim of changing demographics and transportation patterns. Since then, passengers of this busy Amtrak station were relegated to a smaller facility nearby. Now, the $94 million, renovated, 120,000-square-foot, six-level terminal station has debuted as a transportation hub designed to support Amtrak, regional rail service, and regional and intercity bus operations for the area. It also features 64,000 square feet of retail and commercial space, much of which already has been leased.

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Philadelphia Water Department Recognizes Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as Pioneer in Stormwater Management

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Philadelphia Water Department Commissioner Debra McCarty and City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell joined executives from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for a rooftop ceremony recognizing sustainable design and cutting-edge green stormwater management systems at the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care on Wednesday.

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Energy Innovation Center achieves LEED Platinum certification

“This project, capped off by its LEED Platinum certification, is an example of what can be done when we all work together,” said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “The preservation of this building, its reimagining and its place as a center for innovation in our community has all come about because of unique partnerships. Today’s announcement is just one more accolade and recognition to those who made this possible that their work and collaboration was successful. I congratulate all those involved on this significant accomplishment.”

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Slate, Portland’s new, LEED Gold, mixed-use, transit-oriented development

Designed by Works Progress Architecture for co-developers Urban Development Partners and Beam Development, the property conveys a “push and pull” theme exemplifying the location’s vibrancy. The glass, metal and concrete façade consists of articulated, modulated, rectangular shapes, including some that are setback and some that project over the sidewalks below.

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D.C.’s Atlantic Plumbing residences feature industrial-inspired design with Wausau’s windows

Welcoming new residents, Atlantic Plumbing sits at the north end of Washington, D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood on the corner of 8th and V streets. Developer The JBG Companies tapped New York-based Morris Adjmi Architects, which teamed with local architect Eric Colbert and Associates, to design the Class A project as two new industrial-style buildings.

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Toronto Raptors training center unites bird-friendly Walker Glass with tinted and low-e glasses by Vitro Architectural Glass

When the architectural team at Guernsey, Oklahoma City, was tasked with designing BioSteel Centre, a world-class training facility for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, they had to address several competing demands. In addition to providing high levels of privacy and security for players and staff, the goal was to maximize views of nearby Lake Ontario while meeting local bird-safety and energy-efficiency mandates established by the city of Toronto.

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The new Microsoft Germany HQ façade features prominent white facade made of Corian®

Designed by Munich architectural practice GSP Architekten, the headquarters of Microsoft in Germany consists of a staggered building structure with numerous plant-covered terraces and courtyards bathed in natural light.

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Biomimicry in architectural design: The Bullitt Center

“Our goal is to drive change in the marketplace faster and further. Five years ago, a solar-powered, six-story office building in cloud-covered Seattle would have struck most people as not merely foolhardy but impossible. Today it exists.” – Denis Hayes, President, Bullitt Foundation

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Cloud Studios designed by Best Practice Architecture

This 4,600-square-foot recording and music practice facility takes advantage of an unused basement that connects to the building next door through a garage. The facility has access to a freight elevator from street level, making it ideal for musicians who need to move heavy gear in and out.

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Jon M. Huntsman Hall at Utah State University—the next evolution in business school design

The design, a collaboration between lead designers LMN Architects and architects of record GSBS Architects, celebrates the School of Business’ team-based pedagogy which supports a wide range of interactions—student/student, student/instructor, and student/professional—and fosters community with connections to the surrounding campus and landscape beyond.

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Washington Fruit & Produce Co. Headquarters

Surrounded by the world’s most high-tech fruit packing warehouses, the 16,500-square-foot Washington Fruit & Produce Co. headquarters is conceived as an oasis amidst a sea of concrete and low-lying brush landscape. Tucked behind landforms and site walls, this courtyard-focused office complex provides a refuge from the noise and activity of the industrial processing yards nearby.

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Custom Color Coatings from Valspar Culminate in Iconic Façade for New T-Mobile Arena

“The T-Mobile Arena façade and overall exterior turned out to be exactly what our vision was from the outset,” said Dan Quinn, General Manager of T-Mobile Arena. “Our colleagues at Valspar did a sensational job with the exterior coating for the venue and we look forward to working with them on future projects.”

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s new student residence

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s newest 650-bed student residence hall opened in January on its Daytona Beach, Florida campus. The new $25 million, 145,000-square-foot facility designed by PQH Group showcases an ultra-modern look, natural light, campus views, and comfortable living and learning environment. Contributing to these goals, Tubelite Inc. provided window, curtainwall, storefront and entrance systems, and an airfoil fin, to meet the project’s required aesthetic, sustainability and performance specifications.

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The Eleanor Boathouse at Chicago’s Park 571

Opened in Dec. 2016, the Eleanor Boathouse at Park 571 in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood celebrates the natural beauty, community recreation and environmental stewardship of the Chicago River. Designed by Studio Gang Architects, the $8.8 million, 19,003-square-foot, one-story, two-building facility employs energy-efficient daylighting principles.

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KEXP Headquarters, a landmarked building reborn as a light-filled global music hub

KEXP Headquarters, a landmarked building reborn as a light-filled global music hub

“KEXP connects people through music. Our goal as architects and designers was to see that connection translated and amplified through physical space. Now, they not only connect with people over the airwaves, but in person via the public gathering space and at a community level by physically connecting the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood with Seattle Center. We felt this was a perfect expression of their ambitions to be not just a radio station but a worldwide community music hub.” — Kyle Gaffney, co-designer of KEXP and co-founder, SkB Architects

read more
NBC Sports 2016 Summer Olympics Studio case study

NBC Sports 2016 Summer Olympics Studio case study

Rio de Janeiro was announced as the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics in October 2009, allowing more than five years to plan and build the Olympic venues. However, just five months before the games began, ReSource New Jersey was contracted to work with NBC Sports, HD Studio, and blackwalnut Fabricators on the design, procurement, fabrication, logistics, and installation of the NBC Sports 2016 Summer Olympics Studio.

read more
7 Bryant Park melds curved glass, stainless steel spandrels and transparent openings

7 Bryant Park melds curved glass, stainless steel spandrels and transparent openings

That distinct design gesture is complemented by extra-large panels of Solarban 60 on Starphire® low-iron glass, which the architects specified to provide unobstructed park views while mitigating the heating and cooling loads associated with a glass-walled building. Horizontal spandrels finished with stainless steel add another element of texture, reflecting sunlight during the day and colored lights in the evening.

read more
Royal Hawaiian Center features new Super Sky skylights with finishing by Linetec

Royal Hawaiian Center features new Super Sky skylights with finishing by Linetec

The Center’s refreshed exterior seamlessly blends with its lush surroundings, including an added green gathering space for entertainment and cultural programming. On Buildings A and C, designed by Architects Hawaii Ltd. (AHL), skylight systems by Super Sky Products Enterprises, LLC showcase natural light and views. Linetec painted the skylight’s aluminum framing members in a durable, 70 percent PVDF resin-based coating to protecting against the intense sunlight, heavy rains, high humidity and salt spray.

read more
Lifescapes International completes landscape design for Paradise City

Lifescapes International completes landscape design for Paradise City

“We understood that the project needed to highlight South Korea’s rich cultural identity, while also attracting international business,” continues Brinkerhoff-Jacobs. “By integrating a diverse range of native plants, we were able to preserve the integrity of the cultural experience, while also bringing the excitement of Las Vegas in a way that would drive tourism and put South Korea on the map for future travel.”

read more
Springfield Union Station restored with historically accurate Custom Windows by Wausau

Springfield Union Station restored with historically accurate Custom Windows by Wausau

The rail station was built in 1926 to replace an earlier station on the site, but closed in 1973, a victim of changing demographics and transportation patterns. Since then, passengers of this busy Amtrak station were relegated to a smaller facility nearby. Now, the $94 million, renovated, 120,000-square-foot, six-level terminal station has debuted as a transportation hub designed to support Amtrak, regional rail service, and regional and intercity bus operations for the area. It also features 64,000 square feet of retail and commercial space, much of which already has been leased.

read more
Philadelphia Water Department Recognizes Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as Pioneer in Stormwater Management

Philadelphia Water Department Recognizes Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as Pioneer in Stormwater Management

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Philadelphia Water Department Commissioner Debra McCarty and City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell joined executives from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for a rooftop ceremony recognizing sustainable design and cutting-edge green stormwater management systems at the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care on Wednesday.

read more
Energy Innovation Center achieves LEED Platinum certification

Energy Innovation Center achieves LEED Platinum certification

“This project, capped off by its LEED Platinum certification, is an example of what can be done when we all work together,” said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “The preservation of this building, its reimagining and its place as a center for innovation in our community has all come about because of unique partnerships. Today’s announcement is just one more accolade and recognition to those who made this possible that their work and collaboration was successful. I congratulate all those involved on this significant accomplishment.”

read more
Slate, Portland’s new, LEED Gold, mixed-use, transit-oriented development

Slate, Portland’s new, LEED Gold, mixed-use, transit-oriented development

Designed by Works Progress Architecture for co-developers Urban Development Partners and Beam Development, the property conveys a “push and pull” theme exemplifying the location’s vibrancy. The glass, metal and concrete façade consists of articulated, modulated, rectangular shapes, including some that are setback and some that project over the sidewalks below.

read more
Toronto Raptors training center unites bird-friendly Walker Glass with tinted and low-e glasses by Vitro Architectural Glass

Toronto Raptors training center unites bird-friendly Walker Glass with tinted and low-e glasses by Vitro Architectural Glass

When the architectural team at Guernsey, Oklahoma City, was tasked with designing BioSteel Centre, a world-class training facility for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, they had to address several competing demands. In addition to providing high levels of privacy and security for players and staff, the goal was to maximize views of nearby Lake Ontario while meeting local bird-safety and energy-efficiency mandates established by the city of Toronto.

read more
Biomimicry in architectural design: The Bullitt Center

Biomimicry in architectural design: The Bullitt Center

“Our goal is to drive change in the marketplace faster and further. Five years ago, a solar-powered, six-story office building in cloud-covered Seattle would have struck most people as not merely foolhardy but impossible. Today it exists.” – Denis Hayes, President, Bullitt Foundation

read more
Cloud Studios designed by Best Practice Architecture

Cloud Studios designed by Best Practice Architecture

This 4,600-square-foot recording and music practice facility takes advantage of an unused basement that connects to the building next door through a garage. The facility has access to a freight elevator from street level, making it ideal for musicians who need to move heavy gear in and out.

read more
Washington Fruit & Produce Co. Headquarters

Washington Fruit & Produce Co. Headquarters

Surrounded by the world’s most high-tech fruit packing warehouses, the 16,500-square-foot Washington Fruit & Produce Co. headquarters is conceived as an oasis amidst a sea of concrete and low-lying brush landscape. Tucked behind landforms and site walls, this courtyard-focused office complex provides a refuge from the noise and activity of the industrial processing yards nearby.

read more
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s new student residence

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s new student residence

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s newest 650-bed student residence hall opened in January on its Daytona Beach, Florida campus. The new $25 million, 145,000-square-foot facility designed by PQH Group showcases an ultra-modern look, natural light, campus views, and comfortable living and learning environment. Contributing to these goals, Tubelite Inc. provided window, curtainwall, storefront and entrance systems, and an airfoil fin, to meet the project’s required aesthetic, sustainability and performance specifications.

read more
The Eleanor Boathouse at Chicago’s Park 571

The Eleanor Boathouse at Chicago’s Park 571

Opened in Dec. 2016, the Eleanor Boathouse at Park 571 in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood celebrates the natural beauty, community recreation and environmental stewardship of the Chicago River. Designed by Studio Gang Architects, the $8.8 million, 19,003-square-foot, one-story, two-building facility employs energy-efficient daylighting principles.

read more

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Theodore Lee, ASLA, PLA SITES AP, LEED AP, BD+C. Landscape architects Theodore Lee and Trygve Hansen of HGA, among first to earn SITES AP credential The Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) is the first program of its kind to offer a systematic, comprehensive rating system designed to define sustainable land development and management. SITES aligns land development and management with innovative sustainable design—defining what a sustainable site is and, ultimately, elevating the value of landscapes in the built environment.

Photo above: Theodore Lee, ASLA, PLA SITES AP, LEED AP, BD+C. Landscape architects Theodore Lee and Trygve Hansen of HGA, among first to earn SITES AP credential.

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